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Where DOI Employees Get Their Information

The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.

The Library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) and is open to the public.
Phone:   (202) 208-5815
Fax:       (202) 208-6773

Upcoming Programs

Training on Electronic Resources

Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The remaining sessions in 2014 will be held on July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

Please join the Interior Library staff for a regular training series on the many electronic and online resources available through the Library's website. Usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, the Library staff will review features of the website, including features and basic search techniques for online databases available to DOI employees at their desktops. Databases such as HeinOnline, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest National Newspapers will be covered at the request of attendees. The Reference Staff will also be available to answer other specific online research related questions you may have.

Park Ranger Speaker Series

New! Please register for a Park Ranger Talk here.

The Battle of Mobile Bay

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Through the early morning mist of August 5, 1864, a fleet commanded by Admiral David G. Farragut attempted to pass though the Confederate defenses which guarded Mobile Bay. The bay was a lifeline of the Confederacy to the outside world. The forces defending the bay were well aware of the dire consequences if the fleet entered and commanded entry and exit to its waters. The resulting battle proved of paramount importance to the blockade proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The aftermath of this battle firmly cemented Farragut's name as one of our nation's legendary naval officers.

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Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees

Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.

Due to budget reductions imposed as a result of sequestration, the Library will no longer be able to provide access to EBSCO's Science & Technology Collection, EBSCO Online's Environment Complete, and the National Technical Reports Library databases after April 29, 2013. We will also no longer provide access to Westlaw at the Library Reading Room's patron workstations. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

General Interest
Law and Public Policy
Academic OneFile Hein Online
EBSCO Online
ProQuest Congressional Collections
Gale Directory Library
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Science Direct


Find Electronic Journals By Title

To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.

The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access. Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.

Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.


The Federal Depository Library Program

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.